• Beginner's Guide to Ball Gags

    What is a ball gag? A gag is a type of bondage equipment designed to muffle the submissive partner during BDSM play. Although there are many different types of gags, ball gags are by far the most popular. While many couples are intimidated by gags at first, after trying it out they often find it adds an exciting edge to Dominance and submission play.

    Ball gags come in several different styles and offer varying levels of restraint. It's important you choose the right gag for you as some are great for beginners, while others are best suited to advanced S&M explorers.


    Why Do People Use Ball Gags?

    Introducing a ball gag to your intimate fun is a great way of enhancing role play, increasing hierarchical scenarios and silencing your lover. Depending on the style of ball gag you choose will affect your play in different ways.

    Bondage Boutique Leather and Silicone Pony Play Bit GagFor the wearer, a ball gag increases mental and physical arousal by enhancing their role as a sub or slave. Large, non-breathable gags force the sub to breath through their nose which, during heavy panting, limits oxygen for a more intense orgasm. Large ball gags also allow the wearer to really let loose as far as moans and groans are concerned. Advanced gagging often acts an an effective silencer.

    A visually stimulating treat for any Dom, a ball gag reinforces a Master's dominance in any play scenario. Some gags feature rings for attaching extra leads and restraints to, which further enhances play. Lots of couple's include putting the gag on as part of foreplay.

    Some gags are designed for specialised role play, such as Pony Play, but this is usually down artistic styling and most gags can be introduced to any play.

    Don't forget that 'safety words' will most probably be impossible for a sub wearing a gag to say. Arrange another signal, such as a raised hand or tapping on a piece of furniture as an alternative.

    How to Choose a Ball Gag

    1. Beginner

      Bondage Boutique Beginners Small Ball Gag

      Ball gags which are made for beginners usually feature a small ball, are made from non-intimidating materials and are easily adjusted.

      First time gags are designed for maximum comfort during wear, and provide the visual stimulation of gagging, without opening the mouth or jaw too much.

      Your sub should still find it easy to breath and make some sound when wearing a beginner gag.

      Gags with a flexible mouthpiece, breathable balls or flexible O-ring gags are great for beginner's play.

      Try: Bondage Boutique Beginners Small Ball Gag

    2. Intermediate

      Bondage Boutique Intermediate Faux Leather Ball Gag

      Intermediate gags tend to have a slightly larger ball, usually made from more durable materials and often feature a buckle fastening.

      An intermediate gag opens the mouth a little wider to heighten the wearer's experience, while durable materials, such as faux leather, ensure reliability during prolonged play.

      Subs wearing an intermediate gag feel more restricted, but are still not 100% muffled.

      Other popular intermediate gags are ones with larger, breathable balls and straight bit gags.

      Try: Bondage Boutique Intermediate Faux Leather Ball Gag

    3. Advanced

      Bondage Boutique Advanced Leather and Rubber Ball Gag

      The point of an advanced ball gag is to provide maximum restraint, usually by opening the mouth as wide as possible.

      Most advanced ball gags feature a large mouthpiece, are made from hard-wearing materials like leather and metal, and some have a lockable buckle fastening for added reliability.

      An advanced gag will leave your sub completely restrained and (most likely) muffled.

      Styles such as spider gags, dildo gags and rigid O-ring gags are also perfect for advanced bondage play.

      Try: Bondage Boutique Advanced Leather and Rubber Gag


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